Douglas A. Dean

Douglas A. Dean, 90, of Irving Avenue passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Linn Health Care Center. He was the husband of Marie (Mainella) Natale.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Mertice (Horton) Riley.  Douglas was a chemical supervisor for the former Ciba Geigy Company in Cranston and was well respected and dedicated in his career.  He was also a Marine veteran of the Korean War.  Douglas was a true family man and will be loved and missed by all. Douglas and Marie were the loves of each others lives.

Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Catherine Donnelly, one son, Paul Dean, one stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Connors, one stepson, Alex Natale, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Douglas Dean.

His funeral services will be private.


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Joann Moran from Somerset wrote on September 29, 2020 at 4:30 am:
Mr. Dean was my favorite customer at the bank that I worked at. He was always so nice and we had many fun and funny conversations. I have thought of him often in the years since I left the bank. He touched my life as I know he touched others.
Anthony Ferreira and family from East Providence wrote on June 14, 2020 at 8:43 pm:
So sorry for your loss. My Dad really enjoyed Doug’s company and their conversations at Linn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ferreira Family
Judy Phillips from Rumford wrote on June 7, 2020 at 11:16 am:
We were just talking about Doug. Didn't realize he had died. Was wondering how he was doing. Now we know, he is doing great!! My husband and I knew him from the EP senior center. Spent many hours with him in the fitness room. May he rest in peace.!
Paula Dubord from Riverside wrote on June 4, 2020 at 11:57 am:
Cathy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss
Ann Hotchkiss from Durham wrote on June 3, 2020 at 12:56 pm:
To Paul and family, My sincere thoughts and wishes go to you and your family in this time of loss. I appreciate that it must have been especially difficult given limits to seeing our elders during this pandemic. Blessings, Ann H.